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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello. I got some new bees. Before I did I checked my local ordinances, there are nothing against bees. No chickens! But no mention of bees. I live in Carrollton, Texas. My neighbor is really upset with me because we rebuilt our home and can now see her backyard. Before this her two story...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Ugh! We have had a "colony"--clearly a cluster/swarm of black flies overtaking us! There's nothing dead for them to be attracted to, no exposed feeders, other food sources...they're just clustering near each of my hives (small apiary in Co) and multiplying so fast that I think it's wearing...
  3. Bee Forum
    Pardon me, I'm new to this. Do materials like Thymol Crystals, Lemon Grass and other essential oils still represent effective solutions for bee keepers?
  4. Bee Forum
    I noticed an almost fully-developed pure white larva laying outside the hive. Then I noticed another bee, almost watching the larvae a few blades of grass over. Does this indicate mite intrusion? I think I may be seeing mites around the hive, but with ants and other bugs around and with the...
  5. Bee Forum
    I made some splits a while back and in one half of one split the bees abandoned the hive, leaving 3 frames of mostly capped brood. :( I didn't notice this immediately; it took at least 2 weeks and maybe almost a month. When found the brood was being consumed by maggots, apparently the larval...
  6. Photo/Video Gallery
    Two hives were weakened by mosquito spraying and the small hive beetles, wax moths and ants finished the job. Notice the small crawling larva and oily appearance! http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_infestation.JPG http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_larva.JPG This hive had about 5 gallons of honey...
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